January 10, 1936 |
New York City, New York, United States
|Spouse(s)||Lonnie Leavitt (divorced: 1963–65)
Mary Phillips (divorced: 1968–77)
Gena Goldstein (divorced: 1978–91)
Patricia Flaherty (divorced: 1994–99)
Christina Ava Maharaj (married: 2004—)
Alvin "Al" Goldstein (born January 10, 1936, New York City) is a former American publisher and pornographer. His company Milky Way Productions, owner of Screw, and the long-running cable TV show, Midnight Blue, was started in 1968 and went into bankruptcy in 2004. His mansion in Pompano Beach, Florida, complete with backyard 11-foot middle finger statue, was sold in June 2004 to pay debts.
In 2002 he was found guilty of harassing a former employee, doing such things as publishing her number in Screw and encouraging readers to call her, and sentenced to 60 days in jail. The charges were appealed and eventually overturned, but not before serving six days behind bars. As part of the plea bargain, Goldstein apologized for his action.
- Albin, Stacy (October 23, 2003). "Metro Briefing | New York: Brooklyn: Pornographer In Plea Deal". The New York Times.
- Christian, Nichole M. (February 28, 2002). "Pornographer Guilty in Harassment Case". The New York Times.
- Newman, Andy (May 18, 2002). "6 Days in Jail Broke Him, Freed Pornographer Says". The New York Times.
- Blog of Al Goldstein
- Al Goldstein at the Internet Movie Database
- Rotten Timeline
- The Villager(September 15–21, 2004)
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